Will I go to jail if I stabbed someone who attacked me? What does aggravated assault mean?
Stabbing, shooting, punching. or any type of offensive contact inflicted upon another person will land the aggressor in serious legal trouble. Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or an intent to cause serious bodily injury to the victim. The object doesn't have to be a knife or gun, but can be any object capable of causing serious bodily harm. Weapons lead to more serious charges and increased jail time. There are often justifications or defenses for assaulting another person such as self-defense or trying to protect another person. Althought the person whom you assaulted may have instigated the fight or thrown the first punch, you still need an aggressive Luzerne County criminal defense attorney to protect your legal rights!
The Times Leader reports that a Plymouth woman is being charged with aggravated assault after a fight erupted outside of her residence which led to the woman stabbing her live-in boyfriend in the chest with a knife. The suspect is being held at Luzerne County Correctional Facility. The victim was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley and was treated for the stab wounds.
A Wilkes-Barre criminal defense lawyer can navigate you through the hostile and complicated justice system. Don't leave your freedom up to chance; hire an aggressive assault lawyer today!